TROPICAL PITCHERS for beginners
online only: courier or collect
Order now and get it between 20/11 and 29/11
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- Tropical pitcher plants belong to the Nepenthes plant family and are native to tropical rainforests and mountainous areas in South east Asia, Madagascar and Australia. Tropical pitchers are one of the most diverse plant families of the carnivorous plant world, consisting of over 140 species and lots of hybrids between them
- Cups (also known as pitchers) with a slippery rim (peristome) contain its own digestive juice and develop at the end of an extension (tendril) of the leaf. Tropical pitchers lure, capture, and digest insects using modified leaves by means of a pitfall trap - there are no moving parts to the trapping mechanism
- The tropical pitchers listed here are:
- Easy growing, hand-selected hybrids that adjust well to our South African climate - perfect for beginners
- Will thrive in a protected area outdoors (eg. covered patio or shaded by a tree) or a windowsill with a couple of hours direct morning sun (a North-facing window is perfect)
- a fun introduction to the carnivorous plant world. Tropical pitchers are tropical plants and slow growth during wintertime, however, these will not die back as in the case of some other carnivorous plants like the venus flytrap or trumpet pitcher plants. Plants will grow actively again as temperatures warm and the days get longer in springtime. During wintertime, most of the summer pitchers will die off, but most of the foliage will remain. New pitchers (cups) will develop at the end of new leaves during spring and summer
- Are excellent companion plants to orchids, mexican butterworts and other houseplants on a sunny windowsill
- Are available for collection at the nursery or sent via courier to your door and also delivered to Postnet branches nationwide
- Are well-established, rooted plants and sent already potted - just unwrap, water your plant like a regular houseplant, fill open pitchers once (only after shipping) with a little distilled water to make them last longer and grow them on a sunny windowsill with 4 hours direct morning sun and enjoy!
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